Avis Veterans Memorial Park dedicated

PHOTO PROVIDED Attendees pose in front of the memorial wall at Avis Veterans Memorial Park Saturday, when a ceremony was held to dedicate the park.

AVIS — The Avis Recreation Board along with representatives from the borough and Clinton County government dedicated the Avis Veterans Memorial Park last Saturday morning.

The park has been a vision of the Norman family and has come together to be a beautiful memorial and standing tribute to the veterans of Avis borough and surrounding Pine Creek Township, some who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their beloved country.

Many veterans attended the dedication and received many warm accolades from those in attendance.

The Jersey Shore Honor Guard presented the colors followed by the Pledge Of Allegiance and a rendition of God Bless America, both conducted by Avis Elementary School students.

Denny Norman provided the history of the memorial wall in the park. Mayor Ernie Harter thanked all of the veterans in attendance for the service they have provided.

The American Flag was lowered by Congressman Glenn Thompson and a new American Flag was raised by the members of the Avis Volunteer Fire Department.

Pastor Joe Hopkins from Avis Methodist Church gave the blessing over the Memorial Park and the sounds of a 21 gun salute and taps filled the crisp morning air to close out the dedication.

Following the ceremony all veterans were invited back to Avis Volunteer Fire Hall where they were served a chicken and biscuit meal.